I saw the new year in and then some: Knitted until 6 am...Thank goodness for Toby Stephens in Jane Eyre on PBS...
I am "this close" to finishing a "reimagined" sweater: It's a brushed Peruvian wool raglan pullover. Kind of scratchy (there was a lot of debris in the handspun wool... I spent a day picking it out). It fitted badly, but something about it's ruggedness really appealed to me, AND the fact that the yarn is kind of bulletproof: Not the usual cheap Peruvian sweater that falls apart as soon as you look at it.
I've steaked the front, put in a zip, opened up the armpits and put in gussets, removed the collar and put in a hoodie, put in a blind hemline (my trademark... no visible ribbing but nice and fitted at the bottom).
I will probably put in a thin fleece lining and use it as a prototype for a line of knitted fall jackets. I TOTALLY love it.
Pictures to soon follow.